Contemporary Level 2 with Luke Birch

Spring 2018

£120 / £114 (enrolment) £14 / £12 (drop in)

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Luke teaches a dynamic release based class. Usually beginning with improvisation, you will progress to set exercises to develop connections within your body. As well as technical challenges, a sense of dynamic versatility and play are encouraged.

Class description:

Level 2 classes provide challenging movement and phrases. Not only will you develop your technical knowledge but you will also begin to introduce expression and performance into your practice. Your body will develop an increased physicality, including core strength and balance, allowing you to have greater movement efficiency. You will be given freedom to play with the live music and develop your musicality. 

Artist’s biography:

Luke Birch began his training at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and completed his BA (Hons) at Trinity Laban in 2008. In 2009 he joined EDge at London Contemporary Dance School. Luke has performed for Charles Linehan Company, Dog Kennel Hill Project, Punchdrunk International and Rosemary Lee where he acted as rehearsal director. He has also participated in a restaging of Yvonne Rainer’s Trio A and worked on visual art projects at Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Haywood Gallery. Luke has a passion for teaching and has taught not only across the UK but also at University of Stavanger, Norway and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. Luke is an associate lecturer at University of Surrey and London Studio Centre.



Times: 8-9.30pm
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Day: Monday
Level: Level 2
Style: Contemporary